Put a handle on that closet
It takes courage to get organized, and while the reward is worth it, the road can seem long. To make the most of our kids’ toy and clothing swap on Oct. 22, take it step by step.
Step 2: Don’t mind the mess. Pull it all out and make three piles: 1. Stuff you can get rid of, and don’t care where it goes; 2. Stuff that doesn’t fit, but is so cute/sentimental, etc. to toss; and 3. Stuff that fits, to keep.
Step 3: Reap the rewards! Replace the Stuff to Keep Pile neatly on your newly empty shelves and hangers. Bag the Stuff to Get Rid of Pile and leave it near the door to bring to Buddings by Oct. 20 for FREE admission to the swap on Sunday Oct. 22.
Step 4: Put the Sentimental Stuff in storage. While you’re there, have a look: Is there a bag back there from last year? Don’t open it! Just put it by the door. If you haven’t used it yet, you never will. Bring it to the swap.
Step 5: Circle the calendar. On Oct. 22, the doors open at 11am, and the best stuff goes quickly. We’ll have coffee. See you there!